Applications for David Barro Fellowship open 5 Apr 2017
This is the first time the David Barro Fellowship for Heavy Construction Materials has been introduced and applications from across Australia are invited.
The Fellowship is in memory of David Barro, the founder of Barro Group who had always advocated industry innovation and improvement.
The International Specialised Skills Institute (ISSI) has been chosen to manage this Fellowship which provides an opportunity for an individual working within the area of the heavy construction materials industry, specifically in the manufacture of concrete or in quarrying, to undertake a research program overseas for two or three weeks.
Applicants will provide an outline of what research they would consider beneficial to the industry and where they would propose to undertake this research.
The intention is to encourage innovation – to raise the bar and encourage industry improvement and leading best practice in Australia. It might be as simple as a more workable concrete or quarry material that improves operator placement or reduces industry manufacturing costs.
On return to Australia the successful applicant would prepare, with the assistance of the ISSI, a detailed written report outlining their findings. They would also be required to share that report across the industry which might include speaking at industry forums.
The process is transparent – the ISS Institute and an ex-industry leader with extensive experience in both concrete manufacture and quarrying comprise the selection panel (Barro representatives are not involved in the selection process).
The ISSI team will provide assistance with preparing submissions, particularly for applicants who have no experience with applications of this type.
Phone (03) 9347 4583 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for information or enquires. The application form is available at www.issinstitute.org.au/fellowships/.